For years I’ve dreamed on Live and Let’s Fly about taking a trip to Greenland, the number one destination on my travel bucket list. The prospect of new service from Canadian North from Canada to Greenland solidifies my desire to make the trip happen in 2021.
I’m Dreaming Of A 2021 Greenland Trip
One of my favorite trips of all-time was to Longyearbyen, up near the Arctic Circle in Norway. The town was beautiful and I spent the night in an abandoned Russian mining island. I love Scandinavia and I love the far north.
My plan for 2018, 2019, and 2020 was to travel to Copenhagen and from there take an Air Greenland A330 to Greenland. When I was in Copenhagen last year I even toyed with the idea of going alone…though this is a trip I want to take with my wife. The natural beauty and unique landscape of Greenland is surely a sight to behold.
Traveling both directions via Copenhagen is not exactly time or cost efficient, but that was part of the charm. Now, however, we will likely be able to travel in one direction via Canada.
“Now that there is a vaccine in distribution, it’s time to start looking ahead to partnering on flights through Ottawa-Iqaluit-Nuuk and Ottawa-Iqaluit-Ilulissat. We’d also like to connect Greenland directly with southern Canada, possibly via Toronto during the tourism season, which includes March, April and August to October.”
Yes, yes, yes!
Canadian North will add two Boeing 737-700 aircraft to its fleet next year and in doing so, can provide overwater transport between Canada and Greenland, which is less than 600 miles!
Even if Canada does not re-open to Americans, I hope to be able to transit through to Greenland. If traveling with my German wife, we hopefully will have no issue entering Greenland, though Greenland is semi-autonomous and opted out of the European Union many years ago.
It has really been a long time since I have become excited about a future international trip and I am just bursting with excitement about finally heading to Greenland next year.
With a new movie coming out this month titled Greenland plus President Trump’s odd demand to buy Greenland from Denmark, I expect interest in traveling to Greenland next year may be at an all-time.
Fulfilling a travel bucket list item that dates back several years, I am dreaming of a trip to Greenland next year…and certainly want to travel via Canada to fly Canadian North in one direction and hopefully spend some time there too.
Any interest in a trip to Greenland in 2021?